Melty Beads (Hama Beads) are a great way to make a beehive stencil!!
We are all about Bees right now and therefore I was thinking of a way to make a hexagon shaped printing device, and this is the result!
I used Hama/Melty Beads. It worked very well, and the prints turned out fantastic!
I built the hexagons:
I melted them together:
I reinforced the stamp with some sturdy card – if you are going to use it over and over again it may even be a better idea to use plastic so you can wash it.
I cut out the beehive shape and then we printed. Sometimes the prints overlapped and did not join exactly, but thats what gives our beehive character!
When the beehive was dry Emma added her fingerprint bees to the hive and I finished it off for her by drawing on wings and eyes and feelers! Of course an older child can do this by themselves!
The texture of this stamp really works!
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